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Out soon – Blessed Assurance

Four friends. Two marriages. One underlying struggle. The conflict between principles and behaviour.

Tom, Pete, Anne and Liza share their stories and we see the influence of family and place as they move from Yorkshire and Sussex, via the suburbs, to the North Downs.

Tom and Pete share a faith and a calling but have very different takes on what that means, leading to misunderstanding and conflict. And their relationships with Anne and Liza are not always straightforward.

Puzzled by the importance of faith to the men, Anne and Liza find different ways of dealing with it. Tom looks for understanding outside the church, helped by Jonny Nower, former head of Nower Asset Management, now looking for a new role. Is this the answer? A spirituality outside organised religion?

This moving exploration of the lives and loves of four engaging characters wrestles with the important question of whether there is a role for faith in today’s society – and if not, what will replace it?

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Tony Earnshaw

Tony Earnshaw is a novelist, poet, librettist and playwright whose novel Blessed Assurance is due out in June. Tony’s play The Door first appeared at Leatherhead Drama Festival and had its professional premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 before transferring to the Charing Cross Theatre, London and Theater 59E59, New YorkIt was recently revived as a double bill with The Speech, a modern political satire. He has received a number of awards for his plays which also include Satin DollStabat MaterVisiting TimeLittle Brother and, of course, Sex is Another Language. Collaborations include Fred and Georgie, a play with songs by Simon Egerton, and co-writing the libretto for the choral pageant George and The Dragon, which premiered in 2014 and featured three choirs, orchestra, soloists and marching children.  Tony has three poetry collections to his credit as well as a book for children, Tilly the Tadpole. Tony is currently working on a political farce. When not writing, Tony chairs Mole Valley Poets, is secretary of Mole Valley Scriptwriters and is a director of Terrestrial, a Bristol based Arts charity and of Damn Cheek Productions CIC. In his spare time he plays sax with the Greensand Band and sings with Brockham Choral.